|The Vampira Show - rare 1954 television clips|
As the ghoulish and campy Vampira, pin-up model Maila Nurmi was television's first horror hostess in 1954-55. No film of her shows exist except for a rare promotional kinescope re-creating her famous entrance and some of her macabre comedy segments. Here are two brief bits also seen in the 2006 documentary "Vampira: The Movie". In the second bit there is a slight glitch during her punchline: 'Everyone knows electricity is for chairs." She went on to do small roles in a few B pictures including E...
Keywords: tv; vintage; television; horror; films; movies; 50s; 1950s
|The Miracle on 34th Street - Public Domain|
A 1955 one-hour television adaptation of the movie starring Thomas Mitchell as Kris, Macdonald Carey as Fred, Teresa Wright as Doris, and Sandy Descher as Susan. This version does not show the drunken Santa at all. Titled "The Miracle on 34th Street", it originally aired as an episode of The 20th Century Fox Hour. It was later re-run as "Meet Mr. Kringle".
Keywords: Miracle on 34th street; Santa; Kris Kringle; 20th Century Fox; Made for TV adaptations of films
|A Rebuttle to ''A Date with Your Family''|
This is a rebuttle to both ''A Date with Your Family'', a movie usually seen as "an accurate account of 50's culture", and is also a rebuttle to the reviews who take it seriously. I hope that this video proves that ''A Date with Your Family'' is NOT an accurate example of 1950's culture, nor does it reveal "the horrible truth" of the decade.
Keywords: Rebuttle; Prelinger; NBC-TV; Coronet; Film; Films; Public Domain; History; Historic; Manners; Conversations; 1950's; 1950s; 50s; 50's; Fifties; Culture; Cold War; United States; USA
Downloads: 1,669 (2 reviews)
|Misc episode of 'You Asked For It' #4|
Misc episode of the 50's TV series "You Asked For It", featuring a America's tallest man(?), largest star sapphire in the world, and a frightning attack by a python, among other things. Not "reality TV" but not quite a documentry either, falling somewhere between the two genres.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 50's; 50s; 1950's; 1950s; Fifties; Documentry; Documentries; Ephemeral; Film; Films
Downloads: 1,967 (3 reviews)
|Classic Television Commercial for the Kodak Home Movie System (1959)|
A 1959 Classic Television Commercial for the Eastman-Kodak Home Movie System, aired 21 October 1959 on ABC-TV. This charmingly lightweight commercial also plugs the companies slid-projecter film, and the commercial features the voice of actress Harriet Nelson (which gives away the show it is from). Please forgive the somewhat sloppy picture quality.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 50s; Classic Television; TV; 50's; 1950s; 1950's; Fifties; Film; Films; Home Movie Camera; Harriet Nelson; Nelson Family; 1959; Vintage; Retro
|Classic Television Commercial for ''Kodak Starmite Camera'' (Ad 2)|
Another classic commercial for the "Starmite Camera". This commercial aired on ABC-TV during 8 March 1961, and comes from an uncopyrighted episode that can be found elsewhere on IA. Commercial features Harriet Nelson.
Keywords: Classic; TV; Television; Classic TV; Classic Television; Camera; Film; Films; Kodak; Photo; Photography; Harriet Nelson; 60s; 60's; 1960s; 1960's; Sixties
|Lucky Strike Cigarette Commercial from 1955|
Another Lucky Strike Cigarette commercial from 1955. This one starts off with footage of a a couple smoking in the kitchen.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 50s; 50's; 1950s; 1950's; Fifties; Public Domain; Retro; Rare; Cigarette; Cigarettes; Commercial; Commercials; Smoking; Tobacco; 1955; Lucky Strike; Film; Films; Print; Prints; Kinescope; Kinescopes; Fabulous
Downloads: 1,896 (1 review)
|'Valiant Lady' - 8/December/1953|
An amazingly incomplete episode of the brilliantly campy soap opera "Valiant Lady". This show was performed live. Charming, exciting and watchable, this is a fun little daytime drama performance from 1953.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 50's; 50s; 1950's; 1950s; Fifties; Campy; Camp; Soap Opera; Soap Operas; Drama; Dramas; Public Domain; Kinescope; Kinescopes; 16mm; Film; Films; Print; Prints; Worn; Telephone; Kitchen; Women; Woman; Man; Male
Downloads: 6,237 (5 reviews)
|Excerpts from 'The Magic Clown' (1950's)|
Excerpts from "The Magic Clown", a TV series which created for the purpose of being a giant plug for the sponsor. These excerpts are among the few remaining examples of this program. This compilation of clips actually lasts longer than the original episodes themselves. No, I don't have the complete episodes these come from.
Keywords: Classic TV; 50's; 50s; 1950's; 1950s; Fifties; The Magic Clown; NBC-TV; NBC; National Broadcasting Company; Bonomo the Clown; TV; Television; Infomercial; Infomercials; Advertising; Advertisment; Kinescope; Kinescopes; Retro; Old; Critically Panned; 16mm Film; 16mm Print; Films; Prints
Downloads: 2,275 (2 reviews)
|Lucky Strike Cigarette "Baseball" Commercial|
Lucky Strike Cigarette commercial featuring a couple at a baseball game.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 50's; 50s; 1950's; 1950s; Fifties; Classic; Retro; Rare; Vintage; Commercial; Commercials; Advertising; Advertisment; Smoking; Lucky Strike; Cigarette; Cigarettes; Tobacco; Married Couple; 16mm; Film; Films; Print; Prints; Kinescope; Kinescopes; Your Hit Parade; Jingle; Public Domain; Sport; Sports; Black and White
Downloads: 3,991 (2 reviews)
|Lucky Strike Commercial from 1955 #2|
Yet another Lucky Strike Cigarette commercial from 1955. This one features a couple walking outside a movie theater/theatre.
Keywords: Classic TV; Television; 50's; 50s; 1950's; 1950s; Fifties; Commercial; Commercials; Lucky Strike; Cigarette; Cigarettes; Tobacco; Smoking; LS/MFT; Addiction; Retro; Rare; Film; Films; Print; Prints; 16mm; Kinescope; Kinescopes; Black and White; Old; Fabulous
Downloads: 18,818 (1 review)